Trinity College Dublin has placed 101st in the world and was named Ireland’s leading institution in the QS World University Rankings 2022, which were released today. The university saw a rise in academic reputation but a countervailing decline in global scores associated with staff-student ratios, where all Irish universities struggle to do well.
The rankings provide comparative analysis on the performance of the world’s top 1,300 universities which can be found in 97 countries.
Trinity’s Provost Dr Patrick Prendergast, said:
We are pleased to see Trinity retaining its position as Ireland’s leading university in the QS World University Rankings. After an enormously challenging year, this ranking makes me proud of our excellent students and faculty, whose scholarship and achievements are critical to our continued success at a global level. Trinity scored particularly well on academic reputation, reflecting the success of the entire College community in prioritising excellence in research. We would have performed even better were it not for the relatively high student-staff ratios common in Irish institutions. I know the Government has plans to invest more in third level education and I hope that this issue will slowly be resolved.